A welcoming and clear introduction to Hanukkah to help families celebrate a meaningful holiday. Written for the whole family, this four-page, durable (it's water- and oil-resistant!) folder tells the story of Hanukkah, and describes popular customs and traditions. such as playing dreidel and eating latkes. It gives easy-to-follow instructions for setting up and lighting the Hanukkah candles. Illustrative photos help make the holiday rituals and customs come alive. Blessings for lighting Hanukkah candles are presented in Hebrew, transliteration, and English.
A computer icon indicates when online enrichment is available. By logging on to www.behrmanhouse.com/family/hanukkah, readers can find engaging Hanukkah activities for the whole family (for example, an online interactive dreidel game), sound recordings that can help them learn the holiday candle lighting blessings in Hebrew, and a popular holiday song.
These family folders can be sent home at any grade level to build families' Jewish libraries, can be integrated into a school-wide family program, or can be used as instructional manuals for congregational Hanukkah programs. Attractive and accessible, they are sure to build readers' interest and confidence in celebrating Hanukkah.
- The Story of Hanukkah
- Why We Celebrate for Eight Days
- Lighting the Hanukkah Candles
- Hanukkah Traditions
- Playing Dreidel